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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), soon to be the largest smelter in the world, achieved a breakthrough record by exceeding its 2018 Production Target of 1,000,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) to mark 1,011,101 mtpa. 2018 production volume of 1,011,101 mtpa is the highest-ever achieved in Alba’s history - up by 3% Year-over-Year versus 981,016 mtpa in 2017.
Commenting on this record in production volume, the Chief Executive Officer, Tim Murray said:
“Exceeding 1 million metric tonnes for the 1st time in Alba’s history and making Bahrain proud is a testament to our dedicated workforce. This achievement could not have been accomplished without our unwavering commitment to Safety. My sincere thanks to all our employees and contractors for their extreme ownership in achieving this milestone. We also look forward to successfully complete the commissioning of Line 6 in 2019, which will take our production capacity to 1,500,000 mtpa and make Alba the largest smelter in the world.”
A ceremony to mark the milestone production was held on 06, January 2019 at Alba Oasis, which was attended by Alba Executive Management, Directors, Managers and employees from various departments.
It is noteworthy that this is the seventh year in a row that Alba has been surpassing its annual production -- 2012 production record of 890,217 mtpa; 2013 production record of 912,700 mtpa; 2014 production record of 931,427 mtpa; 2015 production record of 960,643 mtpa, 2016 production record of 971,420 mtpa and 2017 production record of 981,016.